Z and I went down to the Fairmead Fossil Discovery Center to view their collection of 700,000yr old Irvingtonian fossils found in and excavated from the neighboring LANDFILL. 40 different species have been discovered, including several Colombian Mammoths. Most fossils are horses, though.
Most of the local specimens at the Fossil Discovery Center are beat-up thanks to being tumbled down the Chowchilla River and deposited in its floodplain. The complete fossils in the museum are casts from La Brea. It's very much worth an hours visit if you have hte time! https://www.maderamammoths.org
Post-museum Storm Chasing
Since Laura still needed more time to study, Z and I followed the Chowcilla River east into the foothills at Eastman Lake where we were able to take some great photos and experience a fun little hike along the dam.
Ryan J Hollister - Geoscience & EnviroSci Educator, Avid hiker, Landscape photographer, WildLink Club Advisor, Central Valley Advocate.